How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone Text Messages

Not only want to recover deleted text messages from iPhone, but mainly want to retrieve deleted text photos from iPhone? You’ll get the ultimate method in the follow-up article. Keep reading.

By Thea Lewis | Posted on: Sep. 20, 2018, Last Updated: Mar. 08, 2019

Q: How to recover deleted text with photos? I deleted a text with a lot of photos on it and need to recover the text and pics. How do I do this?

–A user from Apple Communities

How to Retrieve Deleted Text with Photos

How to Retrieve Deleted Text with Photos

Users always mistakenly deleted some important messages from their iPhone, not because it may occupy huge space, but it is indeed necessary to clear some useless info from the phone. But, unexpected happens every day, no matter how careful you are, you might still delete some messages that you don’t want to remove. In some cases, you may not mean to recover the text letter info, but it’s attachment, like the photos or images in text messages. Well, how to recover deleted pictures from iPhone text messages?

To recover deleted text message pictures on iPhone, here are 3 options for you. The most 2 popular methods are to recover deleted text photos on iPhone from iCloud or iTunes backup. However, recovering from backup come with serious drawbacks:

  1. You can’t view and selectively decide which photos to restore but only blindly restore the whole backup files.
  2. This restoring would bring a consequence is that all your current data on iPhone will be replaced by the backup data, which may cause new data loss.
  3. You’re not allowed to check the backup details, if you choose the wrong backup, you will lose more. You will lose both the lost iPhone message photos and all your iPhone existing data.

That’s why people don’t generally choose to restore via iCloud or iTunes. However, there is a third alternative, that is, using a professional iOS data recovery – PhoneRescue, which overcomes all the disadvantages of traditional restoring. Both pictures and text conversions can be recovered with ease.

It can help you access and view details of your backup data, enables you to preview and selectively restore what you really want. More than anything, if you have no backup, you can also use it to scan and recover data directly from your iPhone.

PhoneRescue – iPhone Data Recovery

Want to recover deleted messages and message pictures? Don’t worry, PhoneRescue for iOS can help you retrieve lost text photos with and without backup in just 3 steps. Download it to have a try.

Method 1: Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly [without Backup]

If you have no backup or not sure whether your backup contains the deleted data or not, then, you can follow the steps below to scan and recover lost text images from your iPhone directly.

Step 1 Download and install PhoneRescue for iOS on your Mac or PC computer > Open it > Connect your iPhone to the computer and select Recover from iOS Device mode.

Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly - Step 1

Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly – Step 1

Step 2 Only select Messages and click OK.

Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly - Step 2

Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly – Step 2

Step 3 Click the Message Attachment and select the photos you want to recover > Click To Device button or To Computer button according to your needs.

Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly - Step 3

Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly – Step 3

Method 2: Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly via iTunes Backup

Follow steps below to selectively restore only photos on iPhone text messages from iTunes backup without erasing the current data.

Step 1 Also download and install PhoneRescue on your computer > Select Recover from iTunes Backup mode and click the arrow button to proceed.

Recover Deleted Text Photos on iPhone via iTunes Backup - Step 1

Recover Deleted Text Photos on iPhone via iTunes Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Select one backup contains the lost messages you want to recover > Select Messages and click OK to scan backup data.

Recover Deleted Text Photos on iPhone via iTunes Backup - Step 2

Recover Deleted Text Photos on iPhone via iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Click the Message Attachment and select the photos you want to recover afterward click the Recover button.

Recover Deleted Text Photos on iPhone via iTunes Backup - Step 3

Recover Deleted Text Photos on iPhone via iTunes Backup – Step 3

Method 3: Recover Deleted Pictures from iPhone Text Messages Directly from iCloud Backup

Step 1 Download and launch PhoneRescue on your computer > Select Recover from iCloud > Click the arrow button to continue.

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup - Step 1

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Sign in with your Apple ID, select iCloud Backup.

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup - Step 2

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Select one backup contains the lost messages > Click Download > Select Messages > Click OK button to download and scan backup data.

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup - Step 3

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup – Step 3

Step 4 Click the Message Attachment > Preview and select the photos you want to recover > Click the Recover button.

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup - Step 4

Recover Deleted Text Message Pictures on iPhone via iCloud Backup – Step 4

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to recover deleted pictures from iPhone text messages, hope this article can help you get your text photos back. Nobody wants data loss, so, you’d better make a backup of your important data before doing any clearing operations. Now, download PhoneRescue to retrieve your lost text photos >

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.